Rick Wakeman will be embarking on his final tour of the UK from March 10th until April 8th and this will herald the end of an era that has seen him perform over 500 shows in the UK over the last ten years alone.
His last one man show was heralded by many as being the epitome of a what a one man show should encompass, with an unexpected mixed selection of music wrapped around the hilarious anecdotes that have also become his trademark in recent years following his numerous appearances in programmes such as Countdown and never Mind The Buzzcocks.
This final tour will see him perform with the renowned operatic tenor, Ramon Remedios, although this show will be far from operatic, (as Ramon well knows to his cost), as he becomes the endless butt of Rick's pretty much continual bombardment of sarcastic humour throughout the entire performance ! He does get ample opportunity to show off has talent though, and the former star of the West End production of Phantom of The Opera rises to the occasion with some classic arrangements of some of Rick's compositions as well as those by other well known contemporary composers. There will also be the last chance to hear the now legendary "Barber of Wigan", a two man operetta that has been a guaranteed show stopper wherever it has been performed !
The usual batch of silly stories alongside the music will also be in abundance, and with no support act, the full two and a half hours, (with a short interval), should guarantee to be a show not to be missed.
As mentioned earlier, this is Rick's farewell tour of the theatres of the UK and so don't come crying to us if you miss it !
|Saturday, March 10, 2001||Stag Community Arts Centre , Sevenoaks|
|Sunday, March 11, 2001||Majestic Theatre, Retford|
|Monday, March 12, 2001||The Cressett , Peterborough|
|Tuesday, March 13, 2001||Fairfield Halls , Croydon|
|Wednesday, March 14, 2001||Princes Hall, Aldershot|
|Thursday, March 15, 2001||Assembly Hall , Worthing|
|Friday, March 16, 2001||Royal Court, Bacup|
|Saturday, March 17, 2001||Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven|
|Sunday, March 18, 2001||Prince of Wales Theatre , Cannock|
|Monday, March 19, 2001||Civic Hall, Guildford|
|Tuesday, March 20, 2001||Memorial Theatre, Frome|
|Wednesday, March 21, 2001||Torch Theatre, Milford Haven|
|Thursday, March 22, 2001||The Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot|
|Friday, March 23, 2001||Subscription Rooms, Stroud|
|Sunday, March 25, 2001||Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone|
|Monday, March 26, 2001||Pavilion Theatre , Bournemouth|
|Tuesday, March 27, 2001||City Hall , Salisbury|
|Wednesday, March 28, 2001||Lewisham Theatre, Catford|
|Thursday, March 29, 2001||Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne|
|Friday, March 30, 2001||Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay|
|Sunday, April 1, 2001||Harlow Playhouse , Harlow|
|Monday, April 2, 2001||The Playhouse Theatre , Weston-Super-Mare|
|Tuesday, April 3, 2001||Huntingdon Hall, Worcester|
|Wednesday, April 4, 2001||National Forest Folk Club, Ashby de la Zouch|
|Thursday, April 5, 2001||National Forest Folk Club, Ashby de la Zouch|
|Friday, April 6, 2001||Dacorum Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead|
|Saturday, April 7, 2001||Elgiva Theatre, Chesham|